Recipe by Teri
"This dessert recipe came from a friend from England, Gill Overfelt. She is one of the best people in the world (an angel in disguise!). It is delicious and elegant looking layered in a trifle bowl or individual dessert glasses."
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2 (8 or 9 inch)
white cake layers, baked and cooled
1 (3.5 ounce) package
instant vanilla pudding mix
heavy whipping cream
blanched slivered almonds
This is a yummy dessert, it makes plenty and is a crowd pleaser. It does not get mushy if you refrigerate over night overall it is a very light, summer dessert.
I really wanted to give this recipe 4 stars, but just couldn't with so many adjustments. First, I made my own white cake which came out great, but 2 regular size layers were way too much...I couldn't fit it all in the bowl, and I have a standard size trifle bowl. Next time, I'll make only one cake and cut it in half through the mid-section to get two thinner layers. Also, I was surprised the recipe didn't call for any sherry, so I added 1/4 cup dry sherry to the bottom cake layer...really nice. Next, I've never had an English Trifle with a banana layer, so I omitted it...didn't feel the berries really needed it or like the idea of brown mushy bananas for leftovers. I also wasn't crazy about the taste and texture of the instant vanilla pudding...will try to make something better for next time, though it may take more time & effort. To the whipping cream I added 2 Tbsps sugar and 1 tsp vanilla...would have been pretty bland without it. Finally, I omitted the slivered almonds and maraschino cherries on top...didn't feel they would add anything to the already wonderful fresh berries. Overall, a decent base recipe that I will make my own...still glad I tried it!
This is very good but I made my own custard(Idon't like packaged) I used my own frozen strawberries in winter and it's just as good with fresh peaches in summer
This is absolutely the easiest and most delicious trifle I've ever tried. I usually flop everything I make no matter how easy the recipe is, but there is nothing that I could possibly mess up with this recipe. My boyfriend said this is the best thing I've ever made. I wrapped some up for his mother and even she raved about it. I will definately make this trifle many, many more times.
This is a nice, basic trifle. It does make quite a bit, but the leftovers are still great. Mine were not runny or mushy at all. I will definately make this when I need an easy dessert for a group of people.
My family just can't get enough of this with fresh summer fruit and berries. So good and refreshing. I add 2 kiwi to the fruit listed in the recipe. It adds some nice color. Also, I use cheesecake flavor pudding rather than the vanilla. This is a great make ahead dessert.
This was very good, light, and easy. I only used one layer of the cake, though, and that was plenty. Otherwise, I think the fruit and pudding would have been lost.
Awesome dessert. Used cheesecake pudding as well. Everyone in my familly gave it 5 stars. Next time will probably use twice the ammount of pudding though and create a bottom layer of pudding under the first layer of cake. Simply the best!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 216
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